Translate This! Hungarian children’s books not yet translated to English

Yesterday, Hungarian > English translators Anna Bentley and Veronika Lukács introduced us to some classic Hungarian children’s books already available in English. Today they recommend some books not yet published in English – publishers take note! Veronika recommends… Veronika Marék: her best, I think, are The Rabbit with the Chequered Ears and Father Christmas and the… Read More Translate This! Hungarian children’s books not yet translated to English

Hungarian children’s books in translation: tips from two translators

Filling a large Hungary-sized gap here on World Kid Lit blog, today and tomorrow we’ll have not just one but two features on the best Hungarian children’s books, with tips from two translators of Hungarian literature into English. Today Veronika Lukács and Anna Bentley tell us about the best Hungarian kids’ books already out in… Read More Hungarian children’s books in translation: tips from two translators

Translating an award-winning children’s book: Mirabelle by Cezary Harasimowicz

Today we speak to literary translator Kate Webster, recipient of the Emerging Translator Mentorship 2018-19 in Polish to English. Kate has been working on the English translation of Mirabelle, written in Polish by Cezary Harasimowicz (published by Zielona Sowa). Since its publication in Poland in 2018, Mirabelle has won a number of awards, including the… Read More Translating an award-winning children’s book: Mirabelle by Cezary Harasimowicz

8 ways to celebrate #WorldKidLitMonth in September

Just 4 weeks until we start the new school year: why not start it in style with some translated children’s books from around the world? Throughout September, we’ll be blogging and tweeting about global books, international authors and illustrators, and the translators and publishers who bring them into English. Here are a few ideas of… Read More 8 ways to celebrate #WorldKidLitMonth in September

New in 2019: Global Children’s and Young Adult Books in English Translation

Now we have a tradition going, this is our working list of children’s books published worldwide in English translation from other languages. We would love your help with this! Please send us titles via email or Twitter @worldkidlit. So far our list includes books from Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,… Read More New in 2019: Global Children’s and Young Adult Books in English Translation

Refugee Week: 3 Translate This recommendations

For our final instalment of a #RefugeeWeek2019 series, #worldkidlit reviewer extraordinaire Claire Storey recommends three German books for translation into English… FLUCHT (Refuge), by Niki Glattauer and Verena Hochleitner (Tyrolia Verlag, Austria). [English translation rights available; contact Claire Storey for a sample translation]  This picture book concentrates on the journey that many refugees make across… Read More Refugee Week: 3 Translate This recommendations